Sorry it was totally just a bad attemp at some humour.
I know many americans grow up to believe Canadians live in Igloo's and I was poking more fun at that, not the beautiful city of Winnipeg.
No worries. It's just one of those things we hear all the time (you'd be suprised at how many people seriously think that). Gets old I guess. Sort of like when our $ was only worth .63c. The '$100 CDN, that's like $4 US, right?', story got old in a hurry too.